Monday, January 31, 2011
Team Lidstrom defeated Team Staal 11-10 in the 2010-2011 NHL All-Star Game yesterday. Wild players Marty Havlat recorded 3 assists and Brent Burns notched 1 assist. It was a fun format this year, with the two captains, Nick Lidstrom and Jordan Staal selecting the teams. Former Minnesota Gopher player Phil Kessel was selected last in the draft and was given a car because of it. On Saturday night, Brent Burns competed in the hardest shot contest and Marty Havlat competed in the accuracy competition. Both players did not win their respective contests.
Monday, August 11, 2008
This year, I have the unique opportunity to see one of the all-time great players for my favorite WCHA hockey team play versus my favorite NHL hockey team. Phil Kessel (formerly of the Minnesota Gophers) and the Boston Bruins come to the XCEL Energy Center to take on the Minnesota Wild on October 11th. The only thing that makes this even better is that it is the "Home Opener" for the Wild. I have already started hitting up my buddies for their Minnesota Wild Tickets to this game. I am going to have a hard time cheering against a former Gophers Hockey Player but I am going to have to do it. GO MINNESOTA WILD!!!